Clinical Terminologies in the NHS: SNOMED CT and dm+d

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Clinical terminologies are fundamental to the successful recording of clinical data within Electronic Health Record systems and are important in enabling the sharing of data between systems. An overview of the structure and benefits of the international terminology SNOMED CT and the NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) are described. Also discussed is a history of clinical terminologies used within the NHS.

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Spiers I. & Goulding J. & Arrowsmith I., (2017) “Clinical Terminologies in the NHS: SNOMED CT and dm+d”, British Journal of Pharmacy 2(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/bjpharm.2017.02

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Ian Spiers (NHS Digital)
Jo Goulding (NHS Digital)

Ian Arrowsmith (NHS Digital)

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